Our valued volunteers truly are the backbone of many of our wonderful programs at The Neighbourhood Group. We are so grateful to those who give freely of their time, talent, enthusiasm and caring to help those in need. 1,211 volunteers provided an astounding 25,726 hours over the past year. That’s an equivalent of over 14 full-time staff. We count on our volunteers to deliver essential services to the community: • Delivering a nutritious meal to an isolated senior through Meals on Wheels • Helping newcomers learn English or to use computers • Distributing toys and other treats to people who have so little during the holiday season • Assisting at-risk children with homework • Visiting vulnerable seniors or escorting them to medical appointments • Serving a tasty dinner to marginalized people at our Community Dinner • Doing income taxes for people who are struggling to make ends meet ….and much more!
These selected few volunteers have received the Ontario Volunteer Service Award in recognition of their continuous years of commitment and dedicated service to The Neighbourhood Group.
35 Years – Delroy Grosset
20 Years – Mary Christie, Board of Directors
15 Years – Kam Ching Mok – Chinese Seniors Programs
10 Years – Hilary Francis, Income Tax Clinic
10 Years – Jane Jung, Chinese Seniors Programs
10 Years – Sulleman Fetwi
5 Years – Carol Bauley, Master Chef, Community Dinner
5 Years – Su Lan Chen, Chinese Seniors Programs
5 Years – Jennifer Rae, Board Member
Youth Volunteer, Pauja Paul, Community Dinner